Technology


Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft can help you live without a car. We will show you how to use both: you will need a smartphone. Learn about transportation options like the Tampa Streetcar, the Tampa Trolley, the Hart In-Towner, the Downtowner, the Pirate Water Taxi, Hartline for seniors. Some of these are free and even allow dogs. We will show you available parking in downtown Tampa, Ybor City and on the USF campus. Go out and explore our beautiful city! SKILL LEVEL A
Get the most out of the high-powered computer that is your iPad. After we review your iPad's basic features, we'll build on that knowledge so you can take command of your iPad. We will work with Settings, Notifications, Siri, Messages, Contacts, Notes, Music, the Apple Store and much more. Note: you must have an iPad that runs iOS 11 or later, such as: iPad Pro, iPad Air or Air 2, iPad 4th or 5th generation, iPad Mini 3 or Mini 4. Bring your fully charged and updated iPad to class.

SKILL LEVEL A & B

If you have more than one Apple device, you want them all to work and play well together. iCloud makes that easy: from storing photos, emails, contacts, purchased apps and media to providing services such as data syncing and storing your passwords, iCloud can do it securely. Keep all your Apple devices in harmony, learn to manage your storage and make the most of iCloud's helpful capabilities. Bring your fully charged and updated iPhone, iPad or Apple laptop to class. SKILL LEVEL B

This course contains no sessions

Click here to be notified about the next scheduled program.

Need friendly, one-on-one help or advice on your technology? Bring in your smartphone, tablet (Apple/Android), or your laptop (Mac/Windows), and give our friendly tech instructors a chance to assess the issue, help you resolve it and even show you a few things about your device. We'll schedule a one-hour appointment with you where we provide simple coaching on one device or a specific application, or help you resolve those burning "why does that happen when I do this" conundrums. We will not be repairing or setting up devices. ALL SKILL LEVELS
Computers are now ubiquitous and taken for granted. However, most of us can remember a time when "computers" were people using slide rules, or behemoths that took up entire rooms and required special power and cooling. Let's examine the computer revolution, both current technology and what is coming in the future. We'll consider artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, the Internet of Things, virtual and augmented reality, quantum computers and the Singularity. ALL SKILL LEVELS

This course contains no sessions

Click here to be notified about the next scheduled program.

Ever wish you could save or share an image or item from your computer screen? If yes, you'll love learning to use the Snipping Tool. It does so much! Whether a rectangular or a free-form snip, the Snipping Tool will capture it so you can paste it into a document, share it via email it or save it for later use. This basic screen-capture tool by Microsoft comes free with Windows 7 and 10. You will be using OLLI PC computers for this class. SKILL LEVEL B

This course contains no sessions

Click here to be notified about the next scheduled program.

Develop confidence and solve your Windows 10 computer mysteries! We'll discuss navigating some settings, data backup and recovery, routine maintenance, networking, and ways of solving common problems. Learn how to update hardware, and use third-party programs to act as your simplified agent to maintain the system, along with gaining insight into the Windows 10 operating system (OS). You should have taken OLLI's Windows 10 Personal Computing for Intermediate Users.

SKILL LEVEL C

Upgrade your previous Windows experience to get the most out of the Windows 10 operating system. Reacquaint yourself with Settings, the navigation pane, meet Cortana and the new Edge browser. Learn about newer features, such as the expanded Windows ribbons and apps and how to customize your PC. Conduct routine maintenance with disk cleanup and defragmentation. You will be working on OLLI's lab computers in this course.

SKILL LEVEL B